J.C. Boggs


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J.C. Boggs

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J. Caleb Boggs III (“J.C.”) is a partner with King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group in Washington, D.C.  With over 25 years of experience in law and public policy, Chambers USA recognizes Mr. Boggs as a leader in government relations law and commends him as “one of the most proficient attorneys on the scene.”

Mr. Boggs served as counsel to U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) on the Senate Banking Committee and has advised clients on every major financial services bill in the past 20 years, including Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.  He regularly interfaces with federal financial regulators on a wide array of policy and institution-specific issues and is recognized for his knowledge of financial services policy and his thorough understanding of Congressional procedures and the lawmaking process.

In addition to his financial services practice, Mr. Boggs served as legislative and investigative counsel to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and represents technology and innovation companies before Congress and the executive branch in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data and patent reform.  He frequently writes and speaks on these topics and is considered a thought leader when it comes to the intersection of government and technology.

In January 2009, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Boggs to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an agency of the World Bank and leading international arbitration institution devoted to investor-State dispute settlement. He has lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong and Australia, and continues to represent global financial and tech clients with interests in capitals around the world.

Mr. Boggs was named Republican Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and is past-President of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has served on the National Finance Committee of the Republican Governors Association for more than a decade, and continues to advise candidates for federal elective office.  He also counsels clients in complying with all aspects of their campaign finance, ethics and lobbying activities.

Mr. Boggs is currently pro bono general counsel to Jobs for America’s Graduates and has served on numerous non-profit boards over the years, including that of his high school, Kimball Union Academy, where he was board secretary and chairman of the committee on trustees.  He also established the Boggs Scholarship for Public Service at the University of Delaware in honor of his grandfather and namesake, former Delaware Governor and U.S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs. 

Mr. Boggs is a competitive open water swimmer, and enjoys skiing, sailing and racquet sports.  While living he Australia, he crewed a 54' ketch more than nautical 1,000 miles from Sydney to the Whitsunday Islands, and has since been featured in the Washington Post for swimming competitively in all 50 states.  His wife, Bhavana, is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Global Operations Services at Marriott International, Inc.  They live in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles and Publications

  • “Dodd-Frank Revisited – More Harm Than Good?”, Town Square Delaware, February 16, 2016

  • “Debate on Patent Reform Legislation Continues in Congress: What You Need to Know,” Bloomberg BNA, August 12, 2015

  • “Seven Steps for Greater Energy Industry Cybersecurity,” Houston Business Journal, March 4, 2015

  • Views on Financial Services Sector Cybersecurity,” Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, March 2, 2015

  • “The 4 Corners Of The Innovation Act Of 2015,” Law360, February 23, 2015

  • “Financial Services Policy During The (Not So) Lame Duck,” Law360, December 23, 2014

  • “Systemically Important Insurance Companies: The Need for an Impact Study,” Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Report, July 9, 2013

  • “The Future of U.S. Financial Regulation,” FedTech Magazine, May 10, 2013

  • “Don’t Allow the Keystone Kops to Threaten U.S. Energy Independence,” Roll Call, May 9, 2013

  • “How Better Data Improves Financial Oversight,” FedTech Magazine, Spring 2013

  • “Analysis:  Government's Moneyball Moment," Government Executive, February 8, 2012

  • "Dodd-Frank After One Year:  Growing Pains," Harvard Business Law Review, July 28, 2011

Thought Leadership

  • Moderator, “The State Attorneys General – Discussion with Attorneys Generals Sam Olens, Sean Reyes and Alan Wilson,” RNLA 16th Annual Policy Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC (May 6, 2016)

  • Speaker, “U.S. Cybersecurity Policy with Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Chairman, House Intelligence Subcommittee on NSA and Cybersecurity,” 2016 Cybersecurity & Privacy Summit, Atlanta, Georgia (April 25, 2016) 

  • Panelist, “U.S. Government Regulation of Bitcoin and other Digital Currencies,” CWAG Digital Currency Symposium, Park City, UT (February 4-5, 2016)

  • Moderator, “Political and Regulatory Update,” Lead Director Network, New York, NY (January 28, 2016)

  • Panelist, “FinTech Policy and Regulatory Outlook,” Digital Finance Roundtable, Washington, DC (December 7, 2015)

  • Moderator, “State AG Investigations, Enforcement and Collaboration: What You Need To Know,” King & Spalding University e-Learn, Atlanta, GA (December 1, 2015)

  • Host Speaker, “Global Money/Mobile Money: Advancing Financial Services Innovation and Inclusion,” Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC (November, 18, 2015)

  • Moderator, “Dodd-Frank: 5 Years Later,” Money20/20 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (October 25-28, 2015)

  • “Patent Reform 2015: Recent Developments in U.S. Legislation and Public Policy,” Fourth Annual King & Spalding Patent Seminar, Munich, Germany (May 6, 2015)

  • “IP Counsel’s Role in Cybersecurity,” Fourth Annual King & Spalding Patent Seminar, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, Germany (May 6, 2015)

  • “U.S. and International Legislative Perspectives,” 2015 Cybersecurity Summit, Atlanta, Georgia (April 20, 2015)

  • “Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector:  What You Need To Know,” Energy Forum with Hon. Mike McCaul, Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee, Houston, Texas (March 11, 2015)

  • “Politics, Policy & Prospects: How Election Outcomes Impact the CFO,” CFO Forum, Atlanta, Georgia (December 10, 2014).

  • Host Speaker, “2014 Cybersecurity Summit: Risks and Benefits in an Interconnected Economy,” Information Technology and Innovation Council, Washington, DC (October 1, 2014)

  • “Cybersecurity, Privacy and Big Data: What Technology Companies Need to Know,” Women’s High Tech Coalition, Palo Alto, CA (July 17, 2014)

  • “Legislative Overview of Patent Litigation Reform Legislation and a Look at U.S. Cybersecurity Policy,” King & Spalding Patent Seminar:  A Summary of Recent Developments, Munich, Germany (May 22, 2014)

  • King & Spalding University e-Learn Series, “Privacy, Data Management & Information Security – a Global Perspective” (May 2014)

  • Speaker, "Scared Straight" Legislation and Regulation Likely to Impact the Lending Industry, Commercial Finance Association, Atlanta, Georgia (March 19, 2014)

  • Speaker, The Affordable Care Act Four Years Later:  Breaking Through or Breaking Bad?, 23rd Annual Health Law and Policy Form, Atlanta, Georgia (March 17, 2014)

  • Speaker, “Nonbank SIFIs and Asset Managers: Enforcement and Compliance Issues in 2013,” The Knowledge Congress LIVE Webcast (November 15, 2013).

  • Co-host, “Patent Litigation Reform and the Future of U.S. Innovation,” House Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2013).

  • Speaker, “Washington Insight:  NIST Cybersecurity Framework,” King & Spalding e-Learn (November 7, 2013).

  • Moderator, Financial Services Policymakers Breakfast with Reps. Patrick McHenry and Robert Pittenger, Charlotte, NC (November 6, 2013).

  • Panelist, "Security vs. Privacy - The BIG Fight," RSA Conference Europe 2013, Amsterdam RAI (October 31, 2013).

  • Speaker, "Trending Now:  Privacy and Cyber Security Policy in the U.S. and E.U.," RSA Conference Europe 2013, Amsterdam RAI (October 29, 2013).

  • Moderator, Financial services industry update on Dodd-Frank, capital adequacy and the Volcker Rule, including the recent high volatility commercial real estate lending requirements, The Harvard Club, New York, NY (October 17, 2013).

  • Moderator, Special Elections, Special Issues:  Runoffs, Referendums and Redistricting, National Election Law Seminar, Chicago, IL (August 9, 2013).

  • Host Speaker and Moderator, Financial Services Policy Forum: Dodd-Frank Implementation and the Future of GSEs, Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC (July 25, 2013)

  • Host Speaker, Using Cloud Computing to Build Better and Cheaper Next-Generation Government Services, Capitol Visitor Center (July 10, 2013)

  • Panel Speaker, Regulatory Coherence in Financial Services and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, London, England (July 3, 2013)

  • Host Speaker, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Washington, DC(May 21, 2013)

  • Panel Speaker, Recent Developments in Political Law: What You Need to Know about Complying with Federal and State Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Rules (March 20, 2013)

  • Panel Speaker, Foreign Banks in the United States: Political and Legal Developments (February 7, 2013)

  • Roundtable Moderator, Getting to Know the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (October 17, 2012).

  • Panel Moderator, Military, Overseas, Absentee and Early Voting, National Election Law Seminar, Sarasota, Florida (August 24, 2012).

  • Moderator, Federal Data Center Roundtable, First Annual Data Center Investment Conference and Expo (July 24, 2012).

  • Host Speaker, The Second Anniversary of Dodd-Frank, Capitol Visitor Center (July 20, 2012).

  • Panelist, ABC's of the CFPB: Primer on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (June 21, 2012).

  • Moderator, Micro-Credit Programs for People with Intellectual Disabilities, U.S. Agency for International Development (May 22, 2012).

  • Panel Moderator, The Constitutionality of Dodd-Frank. RNLA National Policy Conference (April 20, 2012)

  • Moderator, Federal Data Center Roundtable, Northern Virginia Data Center Outlook (February 2, 2012)
Republican National Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
Republican Attorneys General Association, Member
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Chairman of the Board
Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Foundation, Founding Director
The Metropolitan Club
The Capitol Hill Club

Law Clerk, Court of Chancery, Delaware

M.B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., Catholic University of America
B.A. Philosophy, Government, University of Richmond

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware